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Friday, 24 May 2019 15:36

Man Convicted of Raping Child

May 24, 2019 – A 37-year-old man was convicted Thursday of raping a young girl over a period of years beginning in 2002 when she was 10 years old, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Victor Valle faces 15 to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in July by Criminal Court Judge James Lammey Jr. Valle’s bond was revoked by law following the jury’s verdict.
According to an indictment, Valle sexually abused the girl, who is a relative, from August 2002 to October of 2005, when she was between ages 10 and 13. The incidences occurred in the Berclair area.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Lessie Rainey and Cavett Ostner of the DA’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.